Swimming

Introduction to Swimming


Swimming is a hugely physical and demanding sport, with athletes competing over distances from 50m to 400m, with races lasting from 20 seconds to over four minutes in length. Swimmers need huge strength and stamina to power themselves through the water, as well as perfectly honed technique. Events for the Olympic swimming programme are held in a 50-metre-long pool and include 26 individual and six team relay men’s and women’s events. These include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and the individual medley style. The team events are the freestyle and the medley relay. For contact details of Swim Ireland please click on Full story

EYOF Tbilisi Swimming Update

Ireland’s swimmers continued their fantastic form at the European Youth Olympic Games in Tbilisi yesterday with Dubliner’s Niamh Coyne and Ellen Walshe both in Finals action.   Walshe has advanced to the 100m Butterfly Final after an outstanding display in the semi-final. The Templeogue SC swimmer held the top ranking from the morning heats as […]

EYOF Tbilisi 2015 Swimming Update

Ireland’s Antoinette Neamt has added 400m Freestyle Silver to the 800m Bronze medal she won yesterday at the European Youth Olympics in Tbilisi, Georgia. Neamt put in an impressive performance in this afternoon’s Final in an exciting race with Hungary’s Ajna Kesely. There was less than a second separating the two through the whole 400 […]

EYOF Medals for Neamt and Carthy Walsh

Medal alert…..A silver medal for Wexford’s Ryan Carthy Walsh in the High Jump! and a swimming’s Antoinette Neamt wins silver ( to add to her earlier bronze) in the 400m Final.

Ferguson and Neamt star in Tbilisi 2015

Congratulations again to Irish swimmers Conor Ferguson and Antoinette Neamt have won Silver and Bronze medals on Day 2 of the European Youth Olympics in Tbilisi, Georgia. Larne’s Conor Ferguson was Ireland’s first medallist securing Silver in the Final of the 100m Backstroke. 16 year old Ferguson was ranked 2nd going into the Final after he […]

Silver and Bronze Swimming Medals

Medal Alert – Congratulations to Conor Ferguson who has won Silver in the Boys 100m Backstroke, and Antoinette Neamt who won Bronze in a very tight finish in the girls 800m Freestyle  at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi today.  The Irish Mixed Relay Team just missed a medal in 4th place, but set […]

Swim Ireland visit the OCI

Athletes and staff from Swim Ireland accompanied by Rio Team Leader Peter Banks and Swim Ireland CEO Sarah Keane today visited the offices of the Olympic Council of Ireland for a Rio orientation seminar. The seminar was led by Team Ireland Chef de Mission Kevin Kilty, who gave an update on Team Ireland Rio preperations […]

Young Swimmer to Carry Irish Flag at Closing Ceremony

The Olympic Council of Ireland has chosen 14 year old Mona McSharry from Co. Sligo as the Irish flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony in Baku’s National Stadium tomorrow (Sun June 28).   Mona, who swims with Ballyshannon S.C., is the youngest member of Team Ireland and will join flag bearers from 50 nations at […]

Ireland Relay Team 6th in European Final

A final, two semi-finals, two Irish Junior Records and a World Junior Championships qualification saw Ireland’s swimmers complete their best day so far at the Baku Aquatics Centre on day three of competition at the European Games in Azerbaijan.   Ireland’s quartet of Danielle Hill, Mona McSharry, Emma Reid and Rachel Bethel qualified for the […]

European Final for Irish Swimmers

Best wishes to Mona McSharry, Emma Reid,  Danielle Hill and Rachel Bethel who will be on this evening in their first Final of the European Games. Hill led the team off with the Backstroke turning at the 50m mark in 5th place, swimming her third event of the morning she then pulled it back in the […]

Women’s 4 x 100 Medley Relay Final

Team Ireland swimmers have produced excellent results this morning at the Baku 2015 European Games. The highlight being the 4x100m relay team qualifying for this evenings final in a time of 4:19:56 and Emma Reid qualifying for the 100m Fly semi-final in a time of 1:02:66, Rachel Bethel qualifying for the 200m freestyle semi-final.   […]
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